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 Combi Dock III  (Грузовое судно)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Peking taken home by dock ship
The "Combi Dock III" was appointed to take the tall ship "Peking" from New York to Germany. End of June it will be loaded onto the dock ship and taken across the Atlantic within two weeks. The voyage will end in Brunsbüttel from where tugs will pull the ship to the Peters Yard in Wewelsfleth for the restoration. which will take three years and cost 120 millon € before the ship is handed over to the Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg (SHMH).

 Cg Morgenthau  (Спасательное судно)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Patrol boat transferred to Vietnam Coastguard
The U.S. Coast Guard transferred the former Coast Guard Cutter "Morgenthau" to the Vietnam Coastguard during a ceremony in Honolulu on May 26, 2017. The ship, which will be renamed "CSB 8020", is expected to improve the Vietnam coast guard’s maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations, and conduct search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations. The "CSB 8020" was transferred to the Vietnam coast guard from the U.S. Government through the Excess Defense Articles program. The EDA offers excess military equipment to U.S. partner and allied countries in support of their military and security modernization efforts.

10 hours ago by arnekiel

New service for project cargo to the Arctic Ocean
The port of Antwerp informs about new service for project cargo to the Arctic Ocean. The Russian Arctic Shipping Company (ASCO) operates between the port of Antwerp and the Arctic region of Russia. Its ice-reinforced vessels with a capacity of 7,000 to 12,000 tonnes will mainly carry project cargo. The company operates six vessels, enabling it to offer a monthly rotation. From Antwerp the ships travel via the Baltic (calling at among others St. Petersburg and Ust Luga) and then on the more northerly Russian ports such as Archangel, Sabetta, Murmansk and Nova Zemla. The agent for this service is Seabow, specialising in breakbulk and ro/ro with the emphasis on Russia.

 Global Vega  (Грузовое судно)
10 hours ago by arnekiel

NYK bulk carrier rescues fishermen off the coast of Peru
Global Vega, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line, rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru, the company said in its press release. While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble. Food and fresh water were provided to the fishermen and their boat was moored to Global Vega. Afterward, the fishermen and their boat were safely delivered to the Peruvian Coast Guard.

10 hours ago by arnekiel

Venice world heritage status under threat
A monster cruise ship meets a giant octopus and crashes into the Rialto bridge, provoking a tsunami. It’s an apocalyptic vision of Venice. The message of Stop the Madness, Philip Colbert’s pop-art-with-a-purpose at the current Venice Biennale, is echoed by Lorenzo Quinn’s Support, a large-scale installation of giant hands reaching out of the Grand Canal to prop up the crumbling Palazzo Sagredo. Venice’s mayor Luigi Brugnaro could also do with a helping hand. Under-populated and over-touristed, Venice is facing threats from all sides. Its status as a world heritage site is slowly sinking, with Unesco threatening to slap the city on its in-danger list, a fate normally reserved for war-ravaged ruins, under-funded third world sites and, er, Liverpool. Unesco’s concerns about cruise ships, mass tourism and damage to the fragile lagoon ecosystem “have been met with empty promises but no concrete proposals”, according to Italia Nostra, the country’s influential heritage body. For outsiders, megaships are the biggest blight, symptomatic of the vested interests that paralyse Venetian decision-making. For Jonathan Keates, chairman of Venice in Peril, the cruise ships “are an abomination whose size threatens the dimensions of the city”. Indeed, the World Monument Fund put Venice on its watch list in 2014 precisely because “large-scale cruising is pushing the city to an environmental tipping point and undermining quality of life for its citizens”. Read more at https://www.theguardian.c...

10 hours ago by arnekiel

Cruise ship experience awaits Hajj pilgrims from India in 2018
After 22 long years, India - home to the second largest Muslim population in the world - has decided to revive the historic sea route to Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj pilgrimage. Many elderly Muslims fondly recall the journey by ship from Mumbai to Jeddah which usually took 10-12 days, often through rough seas, until 1995 when the state-owned Shipping Corporation of India’s ageing fleet was phased out and Haj pilgrims had no option but to travel by air. But come 2018 and cruise ships with all modern amenities will sail from Mumbai, Kolkata and Kochi ahead of the world's biggest yearly assembly of believers in Mecca. Each new ship will accommodate around 5000 pilgrims and cover the distance between Mumbai and Jeddah in just 2-3 days. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, India’s Minister for Minority Affairs, has announced that the re-introduction of sea route will dramatically reduce Haj expenses by more than 50 percent. At present, the government subsidises Air India’s Haj flights from 23 destinations in the country. Pilgrims travel either through the government’s Haj Committee of India (HCOI) or Private Tour Operators (PTO). english.alarabiya...

10 hours ago by arnekiel

Trump wants $108 million for deeper ports; Corps adds $56 million boost that includes Jacksonville
President Donald Trump wants $108 million to deepen harbors for two U.S. seaports, while other ports scrambling to make room for larger cargo ships will benefit from a boost of more than $56 million already approved by Congress. The Port of Jacksonville is one of five harbor-deepening projects scheduled to benefit from the $56 million already approved. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees maintenance and construction on U.S. waterways, on Wednesday evening released its spending plan for discretionary funds recently approved by Congress. That plan includes includes $17.5 million for deepening to begin at the Port of Jacksonville. For projects still in the study and permitting phase, $2.8 million will go to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and $557,000 for the Sabine-Neches waterway that serves three Texas ports.

10 hours ago by arnekiel

Largest cargo ship to date visits Port of Charleston
The COSCO Development cargo container ship is the largest ever to visit the Port of Charleston as such visits are becoming "business as usual" for the port. The ship's visit “marks a new era in the global container shipping industry,” Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the State Ports Authority, said. The ship docked at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant for two days, requiring two shifts of more than 100 International Longshoremen’s Association workers and some SPA employees to move 2,910 cargo boxes on and off the vessel. Large ship-to-shore cranes designed for big ships were used to transport the containers. By the time the ship left the harbor, it was loaded with 11,406 cargo boxes as it headed to Hong Kong. Charleston was the last of three port stops for the ship. A number of other Ocean Alliance ships carrying between 11,000 and 13,000 cargo boxes will visit the port this month, connecting the Port of Charleston with Hong Kong and Shanghai and other international destinations, via the expanded Panama Canal. palmettobusinessd...

 Zonda  (Грузовое судно)
10 hours ago by arnekiel

Indian sailor rescued off Port Elizabeth following a 6-meter fall aboard a passing cargo ship
A 29-year-old Indian sailor was rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in Port Elizabeth in a stable but serious condition following a 6-meter fall aboard a passing cargo ship on Thursday afternoon. According to Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander; "At 16h00, Thursday, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to prepare for the arrival of the cargo vessel, Zonda, to evacuate a 29-year-old seaman to hospital suffering hip and back pain following a fall onboard the vessel." Gray said that the 29-year-old Indian seaman was being treated in the ship's medical room and MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) and Telkom Maritime Radio Services had facilitated the Government Health EMS duty doctor to evaluate the patients condition by radio telephone. "The patient had fallen reportedly from a 6-meter height onboard the vessel earlier in the day suffering hip and back injuries and the duty doctor deemed it necessary for the patient to be evacuated to hospital as soon as possible and the ship, at that stage 62 nautical miles from Port Elizabeth, was diverted to head towards the nearest Port and due to be off-shore of the Port of Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00," he said. "NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer IV at 18h10 accompanied by an EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic and rendezvoused with the ship 4 nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Port Elizabeth. www.rnews.co.za/a...

 Le Grand Bleu  (Спортивная лодка)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Russian billionaire’s yacht can’t dock because it is illegal
The "Le Grand Bleu" has been mored in Gravesend Bay for more than a month and was sitting idle because it was illegal for the vessel to dock. The yacht is owned by Russian-born billionaire and oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler — who became a U.S. citizen in 1994 — and flies the Bermuda’s flag. Because the vessel is not a U.S.-flagged ship, was not constructed in the U.S., and is not crewed exclusively by U.S. citizens, federal law prohibits the boat from directly sailing from one American port to the next. Shvidler’s ship set sail from Florida on April 13, 2017, and cast anchor in Gravesend Bay on April 16, where it has and will remain for as long as he’s in town, unless he wants to incur a hefty fine for docking in New York Harbor or run the risk of the government towing away hisyacht. It’s unclear how long Shivdler plans to anchor in the bay and what business has brought him to New York, and we could not reach him for comment or even to get a free tour of the yacht. Report with photo and video: www.brooklynpaper...

 Specialist  (Буксирное судно)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Accident report published
Overtired crew members trying to maneuver a massive crane barge through a construction zone led to the deadly allision ofthe "Specialist" on March 12, 2016 at New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge that killed three, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Full report: https://www.ntsb.gov/inve...

 Gsp Falcon  (Другое)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Sold to breakers in Alang
The "GSP Falcon" awaits demolition off the coast of Alang, India, after being sold for scrap to Priya Blue's cash buyer, Best Oasis.

 Balmoral  (Пассажирское судно)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Weekend sailings cancelled due to technical snag
The trip of the "Balmoral" from Penarth to Ilfracombe on May 26/27, 2017, has been cancelled due to technical issues. Insead the ship had to re-renter Sharpness Drydock for minor attention.

 Admiral  (Грузовое судно)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Crew member died in ship fire
A 24 year old female deck hand and three dogs died due to smoke intoxication aboard the "Admiral", 1133 ts(EU-No.: 4603970), which was berthed in the Trave Port in Hamburg on May 25, 2017. The fire broke out under deck in the kitchen, and there was no escape for the woman. The ship was moored at the Roßdamm along with two other barges since May 23, and the woman was the only person on board. Witnesses alerted the fire rescue when smoke emerged from the ship in the afternoon. When the fire department arrived, the cabin in the bow was well alight. They were able to keep the fire from spreading further and extinguished it soon, supported by a fire boat. The victim could only be recovered dead. The damage had yet to be assessed. The police launched an investigation. German reports with photo: www.nonstopnews.d... www.harburg-aktue... www.abendblatt.de...

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